What are Cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer, smartphone or other devices when you access the internet.
Why are cookies essential our Website?
Cookies enable users to navigate around websites and (where appropriate) enable us to tailor the content to fit the needs of visitors allowing us to help improve the user experience.
Without cookies enabled we cannot guarantee that our website and your experience whilst visiting are as we intended it to be.
None of the cookies used on our websites collects personally identifiable information about you.
The cookies we use
Two types of cookies are used on this website:
Please note that none of the cookies we use on our website, contain personal information, and cannot be used to identify you.
The length of time a cookie will remain on your device will depend on the type of cookie.
Session Cookies. These are temporary cookies, which only exist in the period you access the website (or more strictly, until you close the browser after accessing the website). Session cookies help our website remember what you chose on the previous page, therefore avoiding the need to re-enter information and improve your experience whilst using the site.
Persistent Cookies. These are cookies, which remain on your device after you have visited our website. e.g. if you use the ‘Remember me’ when logging into the ‘My Account’. Persistent cookies help us identify you as a unique visitor, they do not contain information that could be used to identify you to another person.
How to control and delete cookies
If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by us, or any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how.
Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer (including those from this visit) as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this in the browser of your mobile device, you will need to refer to your handset manual.